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OAER at Valencia College

This guide provides information on resources that can be used as supplementary course materials.

Library

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The Library provides access to databases that contain e-books, e-journals, images, videos, etc. that can be used to supplement textbooks and other course materials. Please let your liaison librarian know if you will be using OER's in your classes.

The links on this guide may change, if you discover a dead link, please let me know: dramsingh1@valenciacollege.edu 

Textbooks

College Success

Blueprint for Success in College and Career 

A free, Open Educational Resource, Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a students' guide for classroom and career success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy.

The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College and Career, is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation. In addition, targeted sections on Study Skills and Time Management, and Career and Decision Making are available separately as Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies, and Blueprint for Success in Career Decision Making.

Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies

A free, Open Educational Resource, Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies is a students' guide for classroom success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college focuses on study skills and time management.

 

Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making

A college students' guide for career success, this free Open Educational Resource text focuses on major identification and career exploration.

Strategies for Academic Success

Strategies for Academic Success accompanies the online first-year University of Saskatchewan Arts and Science course by the same name. The textbook has a reader-friendly format arranged to help you develop the essential skills and provide the information you need to succeed in university.

 

COLLG 110 – College Success Course. Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college.

The Dartmouth e-Guide to Academic Success

This text was developed to accompany the online study skills website and focuses on science-backed study skills for students. 

Who should read this book? This book is meant for anyone with a drive and motivation to succeed in college. If you’re the type of person who wants to do better in college than you did in high school, then this book is right for you! Perhaps you’re a high school student that wants to prepare for college, or an undergraduate enrolled in a four-year university, or maybe you’re a part-time student that commutes to school and works a full-time job, this book can help you achieve your academic goals. 

College Success - Available from Open Textbooks.

Achieving Success and Happiness in College: 5 Ways to Make it Work - Available from OER Commons.

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom - Available from Open Textbook SUNY.

Information Literacy

College Success Textbooks

Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives.

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